Fredric W. Nachbaur has been appointed director of Fordham University Press, the University announced on Jan. 28.

Fredric W. Nachbaur
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Nachbaur brings to Fordham some 20 years of managerial, marketing and sales experience in publishing.

Most recently, he served as the marketing and sales director at New York University Press, where he assisted in the acquisition of new titles and supervised e-book and e-marketing initiatives. He also has held positions at John Wiley & Sons, Western Publishing, Career Press, the New York Academy of Sciences and Routledge.

“I am very excited to be joining the Fordham community and look forward to . . . expanding the profile of the press while maintaining the core mission of the University,” Nachbaur said.

“I have full confidence that [Nachbaur] will provide the vision and leadership necessary to maintain and advance the standards of excellence that characterize Fordham University Press,” said Stephen Freedman, Ph.D., senior vice president and chief academic officer.

Nachbaur will assume his duties on Feb. 17.

Fordham University Press was established in 1907 to promote the values and traditions of the University through its scholarly publications. It joined the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) in 1938.

The press publishes primarily in the humanities and the social sciences, as well as some literature and fine arts. Additionally, the press publishes books focusing on the metropolitan New York region, aiming for a mix of scholarly works and general interest titles.

The press averages some 30-40 titles per year, with roughly $1 million in annual sales.


Janet Sassi is editor/associate director of internal communications. She can be reached at (212) 636-7577 or [email protected]